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Now comes word that Sarah Palin’s stylist is the highest paid McCain campaign employee.

As these tales of lavishness keep trickling in, it occurs to me that Palin’s political tone-deafness comes from a misunderstanding of that phrase they put in her mouth: “reaching across the aisle.”

So to please the boss, she reached across the coat aisle at the Saks in St. Louis to grab that red leather number off the rack, and reached across the shoe aisle at Nieman Marcus and snagged black pumps.

We’ll be here all week, as Shrek says. Try the veal.